Hornby Magazine - June 2017

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32-PAGE HATTON’S CATALOGUE

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING
Tim Shackleton super-sizes his weathering techniques on a pair of locomotives destined for the great outdoors.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter adds digital sound to Heljan’s characteristic ‘OO’ gauge Class 17, and offers an alternative take for smoother running too.

FIRST REVIEWS

> Heljan’s Sulzer Class 45 for ‘O’ gauge
> Graham Farish sound fitted ‘Castle’ for ‘N’

INSIDE

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue and reflects on the past month.

UPDATE
The latest news from Hornby including an exclusive first look at the colour layouts for the Class 87, Rails of Sheffield launches a new range, a preview to the Great Central Railway’s Model Event in June and much more. Plus, we have prizes worth more than £500 to be won in our double bill of exclusive competitions.

LOUDWATER
Set in Buckinghamshire during the late 1950s, this attractive ‘OO’ BR Western Region route features plenty of express passenger and through freight interspersed with local traffic to keep the signalman busy, as Daniel Chandler outlines.

THE 4-4-0S
Trevor Jones recounts the rise and fall of the 4-4-0 steam locomotive and reviews the readily available types in model form.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mark Chivers puts a selection of slow-action and solenoid point motors to the test in our new-look Hornby Magazine Equipment Guide.

HORNBY POST
Your views, opinions and comments from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

GLENDEVON
Edinburgh and Lothians Miniature Railway Club’s standout ‘OO’ 1950s North British Railway branch line has enjoyed an enduring and eventful existence, as Jeremy Christie reveals.

REALITY CHECK
Stalwarts of the Midland Region, BR’s distinctive Sulzer Class 45s, quickly established a reputation as powerful machines on freight and passenger workings, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

MOFFAT MILLS
Chris Prior’s compact ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout represents a Scottish whisky distillery and exchange sidings in the 1980s, making maximum use of its 7ft x 2ft footprint.

RAILWAY REALISM
Despite being one of Britain’s finest railways, the Great Central main line gradually fell victim to declining traffic which ultimately led to its inevitable closure, as Evan Green-Hughes recalls.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild begins the task of weathering more motive power for Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ BR Southern Region layout, Twelve Trees Junction.

SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine presents another selection of your latest model railway imagery.

SHOW GUIDE
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.